CONTINUING TO IMPROVE YOUR MOBILE OFFICE INVESTIGATIONS AND ACTIVITIES!
We have previously published two other informative blogs on mobile office tools and resources.
The Mobile PI Tips and Tricks - Part 1 at http://www.forensic-investigators.com/1/post/2012/11/the-mobile-pi-tips-and-tricks-part-1.html
-- Power sources
-- Internet options
The Mobile PI Tips and Tricks - Part 2 at http://www.forensic-investigators.com/1/post/2012/12/the-mobile-pi-tips-and-tricks-2.html
-- Toll-Free Numbers
-- Portable Computing with netbooks, pads and tablets
-- Portable Storage is an absolute must in our profession
We have found a few more tools and resources for you:
-- Portable handheld scanner
-- Wi-Fi extender
-- Portable backup battery recharger
-- Computer battery backup - more than one use
PORTABLE HANDELD SCANNER
A must have! This has paid for itself in a month. Easily scan almost anything to microSD, transfer files via Bluetooth®Standard: 300x300dpi (default); High: 600x600dpi resolution; Internal SPI Flash or Support microSD/microSDHC card up to 32GB (microSD / SDHC card not included); Scanning Width Approx. 8.5" Scanning Length Approx. 53" (300dpi), 26" (600dpi); Power Source Rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery.
Light weight, easy to use functions, scans color and black & white, Bluetooth technology.
This is handy in the home or office, and when traveling - RV, hotel or vehicle. It requires an outlet, but no special hardware or installation software. You can extend the range of any open network, or protected network if you have the password. Setup is easy in minutes. We tried several - this was the easiest and most reliable.
Extends WiFi range for smartphones, iPad and laptops. The NetGear Universal WiFi Range Extender (WN3000RP) boosts your WiFi signal and extends the range of your wireless network to areas of your home that previously had little or no signal. Also wirelessly connects any wired Ethernet device to the Internet.
PORTABLE BACKUP BATTERY RECHARGER
We just found this cool gadget - much better and cheaper than stores. It is half the price and holds at least twice the charge (most are about $75 and 5000 mAh) - this is $40 and 12000 mAh. It will recharge two cell phones or one tablet on average. And, unlike those in stores - you can charge more than one device, and it has ports specifically required to charge Apple products.
This is a MUST have if you do surveillance, travel or find yourself unable to charge your devices.
PowerGen PGMPP12000 has a convenient Triple USB port design for charging Three device at once. Intelligent circuitry provides safe and highly efficient charging. Top quality battery cells assure long life. PowerGen Mobile battery Pack is fully compliant with international safety standards.
COMPUTER BATTERY BACKUP - MORE THAN ONE USE
Battery backups are a must for your office. These will save your equipment - and valuable work - from power outages and surges. You can also use them as temporary power for RVs and mobile offices with 2.5 hours of power for up to five devices in an emergency.
APC BACK-UPS RS 1500 10-Outlet 1500VA/865W UPS System